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the issue of conditional use permits in february. one major gun retailer is taking action. dick's sporting goods is pulling certain kinds of semi- automatic rifles off its shelves nationwide and removing all guns from its store closest to the site of friday's shooting. store leaders say this is out of respect for the victims ard their families. but it's not clear how long it will last. in the midst of the growing national debate, the nra hasn't made any public statement. the country's largest gun rights organization has since taken down its facebook page and went silent on the social media scene. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> for more on bay area gun buy- back programs and continuing coverage off the school tragedy go to cbssf.com. >>> happening right now, owners of a game stop shop in concord are cleaning up after a car drove into it. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the clayton valley shopping center with all the details. good morning, elissa. >> reporter: good morning. definitely a brazen burglary here. you can see behind me the gamestop has been boarded up and workers have come in to
costa county fire protection district. among the actions being considered closing several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority. it was for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so today. >> reporter: president obama is keeping a close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california ports. 800 members at the port of los angeles and long beach have been working without a contract for two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. t
of the national rifle association says it is time to discuss gun policy and move toward action on gun regulation. later this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg will make a gun violence announcement. >>> of course people attending religious service have been trying to make sense of the events in connecticut even as they pray for the victims. parishioners gathered at st. mary's cathedral yesterday in san francisco. some people are feeling anger and other emotions that lead them to question their faith. >> our faith is shaken occasionally but that's why it's so important to have a strong faith and to remain consistent in our faith in good times so that when difficult times such as these come about, we can fall back and rely on that faith. >> and church leaders at st. mary's say of course there are no easy answers. they say above all, it's important to talk about it. and for continuing coverage of the story visit our website, cbssf.com. >>> we want to update you now on a developing story we first brought you early this morning. investigators still on the scene of a home invasion robbery. you
with new calls for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons, but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life
in on the action, too. karen kaifa shows us the multiple ways to track santa with your smartphone. >> reporter: it's a christmas eve tradition. the north american aerospace defense command or minor rad has been tracking santa's trek since 1905 when a store advertisement misprinted a phone number for a private line to santa and minor rad's predecessor got the phone instead. as technology has involved so is the way kids keep tabs on clause. first phone calls, then the web. now there's minor rad's santa tracker app for iphone, android and win toes phone users. watchers can keep up on bing maps or on twitter. minor rad has been tracking santa with goggle earth since 2004; but this year, the two entities went separate ways. minor rad teamed with microsoft, and goggle set up a tool of their own. goggle santa tracker has been highlighting the prep in the leadup of christmas. in his spare time, santa has been making phone calls to good girls and boys and sending messages via his page. kids can watch santa hop from continent to continent with goggle map and earth. those doing last-minute shopping can follo
or what ignited it. much inis in the hospital. he says the host's actions were completely unexpected and he considers it a criminal act. he is still recovering. >>> ford motor company recalling thousands of cars because of a fire hazard on two of their vehicles. ford says there have been reports of overheating and fires in the ecoboost engines and some of the 2013 models. so it's now recalling nearly 90,000 ford escapes and fusions. they are working to fix the problems and asking the owner to call a dealer as soon as possible to arrange for a free loaner vehicle. they will take care of the problem. >>> 6:20. fighting to stop the slide. the raiders looking for a win at home against the browns. >> plus, reigniting the quarterback controversy. the 9ers fall to the rams so will alex smith get his spot back? ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, three weeks... but this time >>> very impressive storm totals. that series of storms almost 16" in some the north bay and into the santa cruz mountains. almost 8" in santa rosa and almost 4" in san francisco. a brief break today. more on the way, though. >>
action the more eye-popping things that's our definition of ugly. >> i know what i'm getting you now, frank. >> got plenty, believe me. >> chipping out sweaters at a pace -- shipping out sweaters at a pace of 40 a day and graduates from high school next year. >> there are ugly christmas sweater parties. >> i get one every year from my in-laws and the good will gets it a week later. what are you doing? >> i'm calling them and telling. >> don't bother. i have already filled them in. >> time now 6:53. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> plus, when lanes will reopen after a driver shears off a fire hydrant and that happened this morning. that and more coming up. ,, ,,,,,, [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." hydrant
wanted a bilingual school for their children but there wasn't any. so they took action and founded the yu ming charter school in oakland. it's this week's "cool school." [ non-english language ] >> reporter: tucked away in the heart of oakland amongst the hustle and bustle of its chinatown, something very special is brewing. >> no english in classes. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: welcome to the yu ming charter school just two years old and already 150 plus students strong children from all over alameda county immersed in mandarin chinese all day long. and how do you say, i love the yu ming school?! [ non-english language ] >> reporter: yu ming, which means nurturing the future, was the brainchild of nine parents that all wanted their kids to be bilingual. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the children speak english only 10% of each day. the rest of their studies all chinese. >> it's amazing. you see these kids, you know, half of whom have no mandarin exposure at all and then by now it's only three months into school and they are already speaking mandarin, they are reading som
talk and no action on the "fiscal cliff" talks. >> yeah. if they can't find a middle ground taxes will go up on all americans january 1. we have heard this time and time again. >> too much. >> cbs 5 political insider phil matier is at caffe roma with mayor ed lee and former mayor willie brown. good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we have here two of the top political minds. i got to ask you guys, why does it always have to come down to some kind of crisis for anything to get done whether it's washington or san francisco? >> well, i have been trying to avoid crises. so we have our budget increasing, we have good revenues going. so i think locally we're doing okay. >> but we do have to watch out. >> all those things you always wind up having them in the office at the 11th hour, 59th minute, kicking and screaming. why? >> we politicians, phil are different from most people. we really do try to find the perfect answer. and it just takes longer. >> oh, come on. [ laughter ] >> you guys just can't stick around and agree. >> it doesn't work that way. >> you mean
on the new york city subway tracks. >> and a pooch stuck in the middle of an icy lake. who jumped into action in the nick of time. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, named bart was taking a walk with his owner yesterday wh >>> a tale of danger and rescue on lake erie in michigan involving two men and a dog. a walker hound was taking a walk with his owner yesterday when the dog fell into the ice on the lake. the owner tried to get to him but was waist deep in freezing water. that's when he called his cousin. >> it broke and i fell in. i was probably about 3.5-foot- deep. i was talking to him, rubbing him, trying to get some blood flowing through his body. >> they were rescued an hour and a half later. neither man nor dog was seriously hurt. >> they had to both be cold for an hour and a half in waist deep water. >> all's good. >>> time for a little traffic and weather now. light because it's the holiday, right? >> yea. we often say "friday light." so it's holiday "friday light" not a lot going on. here's a leave look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they have not had to turn on the metering lights all week. it l
called the "deferred action for childhood arrivals." and that allows people to stay for up to two years if they were brought here under 16 years old if they're in high school or have completed high school, if they're in the military or have completed military service and no criminal records. now, what the new law in california says is that the permits that are going to be issued by the federal government under this program will be be able to be used to get driver's licenses. so certain people again if you meet certain criteria will be able to get those licenses. another law that's taking effect is texting law. this new law says that anybody who is texting while driving is totally fine and legal as long as they're not using their hands. so some phones have these voice actvated systems that allow you to voice text. that's going to be okay under the new law. this is a bit controversial because there aren't any studies that say this is any safer than the hands -- >> you still need the finger to hit the voice. >> but. >> reporter: the cop sees you do that you're done. if you are just talkin
. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. >>> other bay area hid every headlines, berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used beat government to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the matter will be revisited next year. >>> people in san jose will finally get fluoride in their drinking water. yesterday the santa clara valley water district approved a plan to fund the project aimed at improving dental health. it will take about two years to ge
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